Nanomaterials in energy technology
The course will focus on state-of-the-art nanostructured materials for sustainable energy production/storage applications such as solar cells, water splitting, batteries, supercapacitors, and hydrogen storage.
The focus of the course is to give insight into the state-of-the-art nanostructured materials used for various energy production/storage applications (including photovoltaic cells, water splitting, batteries, supercapacitors, and hydrogen storage). Different synthesis and modification techniques of the nanomaterials as well as the most important characterization techniques will be discussed. The relationships between the design of nanomaterials and the various energy applications will be established based on physicochemical principles. The course also touches on some of the UN’s goals for sustainable development (including renewable energy technologies and combating climate change).
After successfully completing this course, the student will be able to
- describe the most basic principles of the different energy technologies introduced during the course.
- understand the most general concepts of the synthesis and utilization of nanomaterials in various energy technologies.
Lectures on Mon 12.15-14.00 , Tue and Fri 10.00-11.30 (online). Lectures are voluntary and there will be recordings available.
Written exam. Course materials are distributed in Moodle.
More information in the Åbo Akademi study guide.
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